Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: Santa’s gift bag wreath
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box gift bag wreath… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. Probably the one thing we all have in abundance right now!
Me, addressing my 2020 Christmas cards (all inspired by the lyrics of I’ll be home for Christmas … )
I'll be home for Christmas
We’ll be home for Christmas
He and she’ll be home for Christmas
Them? Them’ll be home for Christmas
And they? Uh huh… they’ll be home for Christmas
… us’ll? Christmas eve will find us’ll home for Christmas…
oooh a card for you... You’ll be home for Christmas!
which reminds me…
... would you like to find a Christmas card from me in your Santa’s gift bag?
I get to make and send you a Christmas card this year and we help out a few bookshops in the process!
Here’s the deal:
Bookshops will be having a tough time in the coming lockdown and I am so excited to be participating in #SigningforBookstores by sending out signed cards to anyone who buys (online orders count!) my book from a real-life shop.
Starting today, until Christmas day, if you buy a copy of THE EFFORTLESS FLORAL CRAFTSMAN from a local or indie bookstore and send me a really creative Selfie or Shelfie (featuring my book) that shows me a little something of your own Effortless Style I'll send you a handmade and signed Christmas card that you can use as a bookplate or bookmark.
Remember to include your mailing address and the name you want me to dedicate the card to.
You can make use of @bookshop_Org or @indiebound to find your local bookstore.
Every good Christmas wish!
Craft a small pouch into a half-and-half wreath so that you can leave... and receive tiny gifts and cards in true Christmas 2020 style .
Wrap wire around a cardboard star for a quick three dimensional decoration.
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Strip the green bark from the stems to expose the smooth wood
A quick and easy way to make a cardboard cake stand
Glue a stack of cardboard circles to create a log-like floral cake
I wanted to create extremely light weight wooden blocks for my design. The easiest way is to cover Styrofoam with a Kyogi paper veneer.
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Cover a wreath frame with bark strips and fluffed out cotton
I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.
My work is usually so labour intensive... this one came as a wonderful surprise... it really is both quick and easy to craft this wreath!
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box snow mittens… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...
A wire and twig permanent display basket with tiny water sources for a few fresh flowers that can be replaced as needed.
This is the second of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Craft a three twig sphere snow man to proudly...
This is the third of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Craft the easiest copper bells to hang in a...
This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box Yule log… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design
Now this is quite a discovery! And it honestly is the easiest and quickest way to go from "I still want to decorate for Christmas" to "... aaand I am done, I made our wreath"